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Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

“I’ve always been cool with her,” says Eddy Puyol, better known as Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper Rawsrvnt, since first meeting Omarosa Manigault, now Omarosa Manigault-Newman. And that was even after the former White House staffer and self-styled “The Apprentice” villain sent him home as a contestant on TV One’s, “Donald J. Trump Presents...
Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

The warm, luxurious décor of the Davidoff Lounge in West Palm Beach is fit for the ladylike and the dapper. It's a smooth sanctuary for men and women searching for things to do with a grown-and-sexy vibe. The Lounge sits beneath an East Asian-inspired facade and across from a lively pond. But it wasn't always this way.  Smoke Inn was once a simple cigar shop with the stereotypical...
RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

I’m not the only person waxing bittersweetly rhapsodic over the masterwork of talent, style and gumption that is Aretha Franklin. I’ve been down a Queen of Soul rabbit hole for the past few days now. And of all of the clips, interviews and oddities I’ve found, arguably the most Aretha Franklin-y of all Aretha Franklin performances, seamlessly melds musicianship, sequins, emotionally...
Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Like the frothy head on a pint of European lager, Steam Horse Brewing adds a crowning touch to West Palm Beach’s burgeoning Warehouse District. The urban dining and lifestyle complex that includes Grandview Public Market welcomes the craft beer brewery and bar Wednesday, Aug. 15.  And thanks to the brewery’s north county siblings, Steam Horse will roll in with instant...
Indoor things to do in Palm Beach County and South Florida

Indoor things to do in Palm Beach County and South Florida

Summers in Florida are as bipolar as a Sour Patch Kids gummy. You know, first they’re sour, then they’re sweet. Except in Florida, there’s a touch of bitter too, with rain and heat competing to make our day miserable.  Luckily, we have some of the best beaches in the country, crystal clear natural springs and plenty of indoor activities for the entire family to...
Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Listen up craft beer fans. Steam Horse Brewing Company opens today in West Palm’s Warehouse District. The newest brewery sits a half-block down the train tracks from Grandview Public Market, the county’s first food hall. Fun fact: Steam Horse’s name was inspired by the abandoned railroad spur that runs between the buildings. Although the 6000-square-foot space will have many craft...
Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

When she first appeared in South Florida, she was an unknown hotel club singer. When she last appeared in South Florida, she was a legend, an icon. Only one word necessary: Aretha. From the 1960s through the early 2000s, Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, was a fixture on South Florida stages. In Palm Beach County, she performed at the West Palm Beach...
Exotic pets need you! Attend the Amnesty Day and save a life

Exotic pets need you! Attend the Amnesty Day and save a life

Whether you’re looking to see exotic animals, adopt one or surrender yours, this event is for you. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Day by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking place on Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.  This one-day event lets you give away exotic animals that you can’t take...
A taste of Cuba: Make classic picadillo and caramelized yuca flan

A taste of Cuba: Make classic picadillo and caramelized yuca flan

More often than not, we’ve viewed Cuba from this side of the Florida Straits, where native dishes have been transplanted and sometimes translated, tweaked and, gasp, even “curated.” The glossier cookbooks tend to emanate from this side of the abstract Cuban nation. So when “Cuba: The Cookbook” (Phaidon, $49.95) landed on my desk this June in all its neon splendor, 432...
The Breakers, other Palm Beach spots join effort to ban plastic straws

The Breakers, other Palm Beach spots join effort to ban plastic straws

A seemingly harmless way to sip beverages, the plastic straw is typically used once and discarded without a thought. But now businesses and their patrons locally and elsewhere are thinking about the environmental damage done by plastic straws, bags and other single-use plastic products that often escape landfills and find their way onto the beaches and into the ocean. The plastics are...
New Lake Worth business owner brings The Bronx to Lake Avenue

New Lake Worth business owner brings The Bronx to Lake Avenue

Sitting inside NoDoSo — short for North Down South — at 609 Lake Avenue, Jerusha Benjamin, almost looks like one of the fine pieces of art she has hanging on her wall. Benjamin, a slender woman with dark hair, is wearing a colorful dress that brightens the room. She has a distinctive nose ring and is extremely intelligent. “I’m a Bronx girl bringing some of that ‘Bronx...
NEW: CBS 12 news anchor Eric Roby exits after 17 years

NEW: CBS 12 news anchor Eric Roby exits after 17 years

After working as a news anchor at CBS 12 for 17 years, Eric Roby made a career-altering decision to become a real estate agent.  “I’ve decided to hang up my microphone and use my knowledge of all of our south Florida neighborhoods to sell real estate,” Roby said in a video on his Facebook fan page. “Best of all, no more bad news—I’ll only be giving...
PalmCon offers ‘best of both worlds’ with inaugural Bahamas voyage

PalmCon offers ‘best of both worlds’ with inaugural Bahamas voyage

Nerds, rejoice!  Have you ever dreamed of being whisked away to a tropical paradise with your favorite superheroes? Well, here’s your chance. Palm Beach County’s original Comic Con, PalmCon, is taking on a true Floridian spirit this year with an inaugural cruise to the Bahamas. The fully-immersive geeked out 2-day cruise is set to sail on Friday, October 12.  Whether you&rsquo...
My lucky 13: the year’s most memorable bites (so far)

My lucky 13: the year’s most memorable bites (so far)

I remember a particularly delicious almond croissant. There it was, fresh from the oven at Loic Autret bakery in West Palm Beach. Sure, our table was laden with a mixed batch of breakfast elements – smoked salmon, capers, baguette, fruit salad and quiche Lorraine – but after one buttery and flaky bite, this croissant was the only dish I would remember from that Wednesday morning in...
New Mediterranean restaurant offers diverse regional menu   

New Mediterranean restaurant offers diverse regional menu   

Stepped into a random strip plaza on Military Trail, just south of Belvedere Road, and found an unexpected delight: a new Mediterranean spot cooking up some yummy, Turkish-leaning fare. Locanta Local Eatery debuted this spring in a transformed former Subway space. The kitchen is in the hands of chef Alper Songul, formerly of Agora Mediterranean Kitchen in Northwood.  The restaurant’s take...
Jupiter theater briefly pulls pro-Trump movie after complaints

Jupiter theater briefly pulls pro-Trump movie after complaints

A luxury movie theater in Jupiter earlier this week suspended showings of “Death of a Nation” — the recently released far-right documentary that vilifies the Democratic Party and compares President Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln — after receiving complaints. But Cinepolis Jupiter put the movie back in its lineup after Trump supporters launched a Twitter campaign against the...
Explore Key Biscayne on a $1 bike ride!

Explore Key Biscayne on a $1 bike ride!

The iguanas will keep you alert, peacocks will show their beauty and the ducks will slow you down. We’re in Key Biscayne, my friend, on a bike. This small town on barrier island just east of downtown Miami has dozens of green areas, parks and playgrounds that welcome all sorts of native species. Better yet: Key Biscayne will keep you pedaling and snapping pics for a buck. Yes, one whole dollar...
Miami Dolphins part ways with Papa John’s, have new pizza vendor at stadium

Miami Dolphins part ways with Papa John’s, have new pizza vendor at stadium

Don’t bother looking for Papa John’s pizza at Hard Rock Stadium this season. The Dolphins have joined a long list of sports teams and organizations severing ties with the pizza company. A source said the Dolphins made their decision before founder John Schnatter triggered a national controversy by using a racial slur during a media training call in May. The contract between the Dolphins...
BREAKING: Miami Dolphins moving training facility to Miami Gardens

BREAKING: Miami Dolphins moving training facility to Miami Gardens

The Miami Dolphins will move their training facility to Miami Gardens as early as 2020, Hal Habib reports from the scene on Tuesday. Dolphins chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel said the training facility will be on the northwest side of Hard Rock Stadium. He added the facility will cost about $75 to $80 million. The Dolphins now train at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. But despite improvements...
South Florida Fair announces 2019 theme, and it’s super

South Florida Fair announces 2019 theme, and it’s super

The South Florida Fair announced its 2019 theme Monday, and it’s super. Fair organizers will honor superheroes of all kinds at the annual event, which kicks off Jan. 17 with a 5 p.m. Ride-A-Thon. The full fair runs from Jan. 18-Feb. 3. Throughout the fair’s 17 days, guests can expect to see appearances by their favorite Marvel and DC Comics heroes. Local superheroes also will be recognized...
Artificial reef dropped in waters near Boca adds to city’s snorkeling scene

Artificial reef dropped in waters near Boca adds to city’s snorkeling scene

BOCA RATON — Divers and snorkelers will have a new underwater structure to explore off the shore of Boca Raton. Palm Beach County dropped Boca Raton’s third artificial reef made from 530 tons of limestone near the Boca Raton Inlet on Wednesday. The reef was funded in part by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant. <div></div><br><div id="...
The Wellington connection to new Jason Statham shark movie “The Meg”

The Wellington connection to new Jason Statham shark movie “The Meg”

Sharks, aliens, the emergency surgery that saved his life. Wellington-area author Steve Alten has never lacked for story ideas. But for years, he must have wondered if the long-promised movie based on his first novel about an ancient historic shark, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” would ever be made. Finally, on August 10, it’s coming to the big screen. Directed by Jon Turtletaub...
Smoky collab: Smokin’ Gator BBQ pops up at The Regional  

Smoky collab: Smokin’ Gator BBQ pops up at The Regional  

They’re lawyers by profession, town council members by civic duty and barbecue pit masters by passion. Together, Bob and Paul Shalhoub have built Smokin’ Gator BBQ, a Memphis-style ‘cue business with a local cult following. But because the Lake Clarke Shores father-and-son team have demanding day jobs, their prized brisket and dry-rubbed ribs are as elusive as they are popular. Locals...
Free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

If you’re looking for ways to entertain your children for cheap, there are plenty of free things to do in Palm Beach County this weekend. From free train rides and bowling to where kids eat free, here’s a round up of events your little ones are sure to love. Enjoy! Where: Loggerhead MarineLife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach When: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p...
Best public beach access spots in Palm Beach County [360-degree photos]

Best public beach access spots in Palm Beach County [360-degree photos]

Public beach access? Let the arguments begin. Just consider the sign on a public walkway along an upscale beachside street in Ocean Ridge: NO Parking. Trespassing on Dunes or Private Property. Vehicles on Beach. Dogs on Beach. Glass on Beach. Littering.  And then there’s this new beach access law, which makes the breakdown between public and private even more confusing. Still, despite...
Friendship and punk rock: How years of stage-hopping at Vans Warped Tour taught me about life

Friendship and punk rock: How years of stage-hopping at Vans Warped Tour taught me about life

One afternoon last week, as I scrolled through my Instagram feed and passed countless ads targeted toward my interests, there it was. The Vans Warped Tour was having its final, cross-country run and would be in West Palm on Sunday, Aug. 5.  It had been a while since Warped Tour had crossed my mind. Alternative/punk rock was the genre of my middle and high school years. My music...
Coming soon to Wellington: Horse manager to open Trophy Room restaurant and bar

Coming soon to Wellington: Horse manager to open Trophy Room restaurant and bar

Back when The Grille Fashion Cuisine was up and running in Wellington – partying into the wee hours – local businessman and horse manager Rob Gray was a big fan of the place. Now, weeks after the restaurant closed, he has the keys and a new plan for the space. His new restaurant, expected to debut in October, will have an appropriately equestrian ring to it: The Trophy Room.  Gray...
Best public beach access: Ocean Ridge Hammock Park [360 photos]

Best public beach access: Ocean Ridge Hammock Park [360 photos]

From Jupiter to Boca Raton, there are plenty of public paths to the beach. The county boasts at least 60 official access points. But which ones should you use?  Ocean Ridge Hammock Park may be the best beach access in Palm Beach County. Entering the 8-acre park is like encountering a mini-forest. Under a cooling hammock of trees, you follow a narrow, sandy, zig-zag path down to a long...
Best public beach access: No. 48 in Jupiter [360 photos]

Best public beach access: No. 48 in Jupiter [360 photos]

Palm Beach County boasts at least 60 official beach access points. Many of them are located along A1A between Jupiter’s Carlin Park and the Juno Beach Pier.   One of our favorites is access point No. 48, which is located just south of the Jupiter Reef Club. It features a long, cool switchback boardwalk to the beach. Take a 360 degree look at the beach entrance at No. 48: Entrance...
Best public beach access: North Palm Beach [360 photos]

Best public beach access: North Palm Beach [360 photos]

And as beach entrances go, the one at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a grand one. Past the parking lot, you encounter a fine, weathered sculpture of John D. himself, as well as a small, but interesting, nature center and gift shop.  But the fun begins with a nearly mile-long boardwalk that crosses shallow Lake Worth Cove.  Take a 360 degree look at the beach access at John D...
You need a daycation to Palm Beach this summer and here's why

You need a daycation to Palm Beach this summer and here's why

Need a daycation? Skip the flight and the long drive. You live in Palm Beach County, my friend. That means you live a quick bike or drive away from Palm Beach Island. You can make this into a super chill daycation or a glamorous one. The choice is yours. But first, charge up that phone. It’s true that Palm Beach makes anyone with a smartphone an amateur photographer. The abundance of luxury...
Exercise addiction: How to maintain a healthy mind and a balanced lifestyle [VIDEO]

Exercise addiction: How to maintain a healthy mind and a balanced lifestyle [VIDEO]

A cornucopia of boutique fitness studios and gyms quench Palm Beach County’s thirst to attain the perfect body. Athleisure-clad men and women, with their sun-kissed skin, take the scenic run along Okeeheelee Park, stroll through West Palm’s GreenMarket, and downward dog on Lake Worth beach.  From the born-and-raised to the migrating snowbirds, fitness is no longer...
Hit by car to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’: Boynton man finds fame in ‘In My Feelings’ fail

Hit by car to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’: Boynton man finds fame in ‘In My Feelings’ fail

 Jaylen Norwood is somewhat sheepish about a now-viral video that landed him national attention and an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”  After all, his claim to fame is getting hit by a car. “I didn’t even want to post the video,” the 22-year-old from Boynton Beach told The Palm Beach Post. “My friend looked at it...
Here’s a restaurant for your mac-and-cheese-loving heart

Here’s a restaurant for your mac-and-cheese-loving heart

If you heart all manners of macaroni and cheese, forks up: The restaurant chain whose name is a declaration of love for the comfort-food classic just opened a location in Jupiter. I Heart Mac and Cheese, a Boca Raton-based company, debuted the new restaurant at Jupiter’s Sims Creek Plaza on Indiantown Road earlier this week. The concept follows the casual build-your-own-meal trend, offering...
New adoption website uses eHarmony tech to find homes for foster kids

New adoption website uses eHarmony tech to find homes for foster kids

Nicole Voigt wants to be a mother.  “I’m trying to build my family,” says the Boynton Beach woman, who works for a Palm Beach philanthropist. “I’m ready. And her chosen method to do so is, and has always been, adoption, because as she says, “I was adopted, too. It’s been a calling.” So far, fate has not yet answered that call, after a long...
Boca's new Prosperity Brewers just opened and you need to go

Boca's new Prosperity Brewers just opened and you need to go

Look out Palm Beach County, Boca is now home to the hottest new brewery in town. Prosperity Brewers is already making its mark on the beer scene — and it’s only three months old. Craft breweries have been popping up around Palm Beach County since 2011. And what hispters may have thought they owned is now a place for everyone — that is, everyone over 21, of...
You'll love this day trip to ‘Calle 8’ in Miami — trust me

You'll love this day trip to ‘Calle 8’ in Miami — trust me

There’s a little pocket in Miami as concentrated with flavor as a spoonful of adobo seasoning. Calle Ocho, (SW 8th Street) in the middle of Little Havana, is that place. The food, the personalities and the charm stretch from SW 10th Street to SW 19th. If you’re looking to explore a new neighborhood or area in Florida, and you’ve already done day trips in West Palm...
County library program bringing more name authors to town

County library program bringing more name authors to town

When Palm Beach County librarian Stacey Alesi started the Writers LIVE! program in 2009, it was a one-event presentation. It was titled “Murder They Wrote,” with best-selling authors Lisa Unger, James O. Born, Ted Bell and Brad Meltzer on the writer’s panel. Fast forward to 2018. The program now brings in between 18 and 20 writers with 22 events during the season, drawing a public...
JM and The Sweets rocked The Palm Beach Post stage

JM and The Sweets rocked The Palm Beach Post stage

At first glance, the members of JM and The Sweets seem like an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds, fashions, and musical preferences. You expect to hear a sound that might be Caribbean, reggae or rock. Then Josh Miles, 25, a Haitian-American from Dallas, Texas starts to croon with his deep, mature voice. A bluesy, soulful sound drips from the stage and the multicultural richness of the crew...
Pokémon GO: Two years later, who’s still playing?

Pokémon GO: Two years later, who’s still playing?

When Pokémon GO was launched in July 2016, it felt like everyone I knew was playing. One day after its launch, WIRED reported that the game topped every app store. Two months later, nearly 20 million players dropped off, heading back into daily life without Poké Balls.  Fast forward two years later to the month, it’s July 2018 and people in Palm Beach...
New Orleans-style restaurant planned for Palm Beach Gardens

New Orleans-style restaurant planned for Palm Beach Gardens

Is Downtown at the Gardens ready for a flavorful shot of New Orleans? The owners of a popular Jupiter restaurant believe so.  The locally based team behind Calaveras Cantina plan to open Voodoo Bayou, a Southern Cajun-inspired restaurant and bar, in the sprawling corner space where Cabo Flats once operated in Palm Beach Gardens.  “Our team has been watching the steady...
Cities in Palm Beach County escaped the most (and least) stressed US cities list

Cities in Palm Beach County escaped the most (and least) stressed US cities list

All 38 cities in Palm Beach County shined their way past the list for the most and least stressed cities in America. WalletHub, a personal finance website, used four key categories in the data-driven study: work stress, financial stress, family stress and health and safety stress. Miami, unfortunately, cracked the top 30 while Hialeah ranked 60 and Pembroke Pines ranked 163.  What...
Mom alert: These GIFs describe my child-free vacation plans

Mom alert: These GIFs describe my child-free vacation plans

A vacation is relaxing, without a schedule or an alarm clock, with at least a little time to yourself to binge whatever you want on Netflix, not share your splurge fries and go at least an hour without someone pulling your arm and yelling super loud in your ear, “MOMMY WHY CAN’T WE GO TO THE POOL NOW??” Or so I’ve heard.  For the first time since I became a mom...
Why a sculpture by Winston Churchill’s granddaughter is in trouble in Palm Beach

Why a sculpture by Winston Churchill’s granddaughter is in trouble in Palm Beach

Eve has been tempting Adam in The Society of the Four Arts’ Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden since Edwina Sandys’ Eve’s Apple was installed in April. But just as eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge was a transgression, erecting a 14-foot-2-inch sculpture was a violation of town ordinances. The Four Arts failed to secure a building permit, didn’t get...
Drive-in movie memories: 71 years of double features and even death

Drive-in movie memories: 71 years of double features and even death

— The Beach Boys When it opened 71 years ago this month — on July 11, 1947 — the first drive-in theater in Palm Beach County didn’t have a name. Just called “Drive In Theatre” or “The Family Theatre,” the one-screen operation was in an empty lot west of Morrison Field, now PBIA, on Southern Boulevard. “See and hear your favorite movies...
Visiting food star: New South tastes like the world

Visiting food star: New South tastes like the world

The South is what happens when Louisiana Cajun shrimp meet Vietnamese flavors from Texas. In a single bite, the region comes to focus in ways that defy tidy labels and outsider clichés.  Sure, there are biscuits and grits, fried okra and sweet tea to be relished. But if there is one thing Southern author and chef Virginia Willis found as she traveled thousands of miles throughout...
Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Northwood Village wants to put its tastiest side on display with a new restaurant promotion it calls “Summerlicious.”  Consider it the eclectic district’s way of saying, “Hey, there’s more to Northwood than hipster shops and galleries.” Eight restaurants, including the newly revamped Café Centro,  and the popular new Pétanque...
Top picks:  You have the rest of July to do these fun things

Top picks:  You have the rest of July to do these fun things

The sun is out so why shouldn’t you be? There are so many things to do this month that it should be your job to take advantage of it all.  One of West Palm’s biggest craft beer festivals is this weekend at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Find out more about the event and to buy tickets click here.  A boat will be heading out of West Palm Beach in search of sharks. Check it out...
Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

It’s freaking hot outside, which means there’s no reason to skip trying a new water activity to keep yourself cool. Once you’ve picked an activity you want to do from this list, make sure to find the best “Day Trip” itinerary from my long list of local adventures. If you decide to stay in West Palm, I have a cool plan for you. Delray? I have that too. Lake Worth...
Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest craft beer festivals is this weekend

Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest craft beer festivals is this weekend

The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest pours into the South Florida Fairgrounds Saturday. Beer lovers can sample more than 200 craft beers, all in air-conditioned comfort! The beer bash includes the following participating breweries: Twisted Trunk Brewing, Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks, Islamorada Beer Company, Due South Brewing Co., Mathews Brewing Company, Barrel of Monks Brewing, Cigar City...
Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

 Uncle Tai’s Hunan-style restaurant might as well have been the bustling dining room in a relative’s home. This was especially true around the Jewish holidays, when the Boca Raton institution served as a gathering place for visiting relatives.  There was always on-point hot and sour soup, crispy spring rolls, scallion pancakes and Uncle Tai’s specialty, the crispy...
Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

The Alchemist has sold its last bucket of bacon. The Clematis Street gastropub, popular for its creative cocktail menu and quirky menu items like the aforementioned literal metal pails of crispy pork, closed for good Sunday night. Craig Steel, general manager and partner in the Daiza Restaurant Group, said that until that evening, the organization had tried to prevent what had gradually become an...
Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Overachiever and goal-oriented are words that come to mind when speaking to local filmmaker, actress and now author Jacqueline Journey. Her new book, “The Diva’s in the Details,” a guide to inspire readers into believing that confidence, courage and style can be achieved by anyone, certainly reflects her outgoing and go-getter personality. But Journey says it wasn’t always...
Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Today we honor one of America’s national prides: The Hot Dog. Happy National Hot Dog Day! And we found the best ones to help you celebrate.  From traditional American hot dogs to South American versions with experimental toppings, these local hot dog spots may have you barking for more. Choose from more than ten different American hot dogs at this beach-themed spot. You’ll feel so...
Local students team-up with AT&T to improve STEM talent pipeline

Local students team-up with AT&T to improve STEM talent pipeline

“I wanted to be an artist, but in school I’m doing marine biology,” says Zoleecia, just moments after completing a STEM project with her other young, tech-savvy peers. “I’m going to try to do that in college.” Zoleecia, along with the rest of her hardworking grade-school classmates, knows that exploring career options and earning potential is no easy task...
Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Here’s a Lantana you’ll never see again. In the above, undated aerial photo at Ocean Avenue and A1A, you’ll see the beach area before development creeped in. The gas station in the top left corner is where the Plaza del Mar shopping plaza is today, home of the popular John G’s restaurant. Just below it on the ocean side is where the Eau Palm Beach resort and spa, formerly...
Healthy lifestyle guru Jules Aron on living your best, Florida summertime life

Healthy lifestyle guru Jules Aron on living your best, Florida summertime life

It’s a forgone conclusion that summertime in South Florida can make one hot, as in steamy and gross, which means it’s often hard to also feel hot, in the sexy, self-assured and non-gross way. But best-selling cookbook author, food writer, yoga instructor and healthy lifestyle coach Jules Aron swears it’s possible. “Make tiny little changes,” says Aron, 44, ...
Bastille Day eats: Where to celebrate like a Francophile

Bastille Day eats: Where to celebrate like a Francophile

When Bastille Day and the World Cup finals fall on the same weekend, the Francophile universe tilts just a little.  On Saturday, we can all travel to France without leaving Palm Beach County. Consider Bastille Day your flight there – and your best excuse to keep celebrating France’s win over Belgium this week en route to Sunday’s World Cup final.  In any case, your culinary...
National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

“Do you want fries with that?” “Actually, I’ll just take the fries.” It’s National French Fry Day, which means today you should skip the burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches and just go straight for the greasy carb-loading. There are plenty of restaurants that have great fries — even a fancy French restaurant in Palm Beach — and we’d love to...
Metro Diner, a Guy Fieri favorite, debuts in West Palm

Metro Diner, a Guy Fieri favorite, debuts in West Palm

There’s a spiffy new diner in town and it has a Guy Fieri connection. Metro Diner, which opened in West Palm Beach Tuesday, is the Jacksonville-born restaurant concept that charmed the Food Network star with its homey meatloaf.  Fieri featured the chain’s original location in a 2010 episode of his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and life was never the same for the gravy-rich...
Serena Williams poses in Palm Beach for InStyle magazine cover

Serena Williams poses in Palm Beach for InStyle magazine cover

Badass women are confident, nurturing, successful and the focus of InStyle magazine’s August issue. As the magazine reaches doorsteps and grocery checkout lines, you’ll find cover girl Serena Williams posing in Palm Beach.  However, Williams is currently a bit far from here since she’s in England, a match  away from winning her next tennis tournament. The tennis...
Palm Beach author: The reasons I love Florida

Palm Beach author: The reasons I love Florida

When asked whether she shared the view of writer Lauren Groff about Florida as “a monkey bread state…that isn’t one thing but many things all jammed together,” Margaret Bradham Thornton said she had to disagree. “That would not be the way I would describe Florida. Perhaps because I love its natural beauty and wide open spaces so much,” Bradham Thornton said...
A slider with star power: Jupiter food blogger’s recipe featured on ABC’s ‘The Chew’

A slider with star power: Jupiter food blogger’s recipe featured on ABC’s ‘The Chew’

The memory of an unexpectedly good bite can spark a recipe, a flavor flashback and maybe a cameo on national TV.  Jupiter food blogger Dianna Muscari knows this well. On a 2016 trip to Charleston, SC, she fell for some crispy beet sliders at 5Church, a restaurant set in a renovated church. While she’s not one to order fried foods, Muscari was too intrigued to pass up the dish. She&rsquo...
Meet the 28-year-old taking care of the best mangoes in town

Meet the 28-year-old taking care of the best mangoes in town

Hatcher Mango Hill in Lantana is known for its mangoes. In fact, the website boasts that they’re “the best on earth,” and lucky for all of us in South Florida, they’re officially on sale at the farm. Now, these aren’t just any, run-of-the-mill mangoes. Hatcher mangoes are special and huge and juicy — with no strings attached.  And these babies don&rsquo...
Mazie’s restaurant earns a heap of West Palm love

Mazie’s restaurant earns a heap of West Palm love

The restaurant of his dreams would be an “all-day café meets neighborhood bistro,” chef Eric Baker told me some weeks before he and his partners opened Mazie’s on South Dixie Highway on the lot where Gulf Stream Bistro & Seafood Market once stood. Yes, the place would be stylish, would serve modernized dishes and cocktails, offer valet parking and take reservations. But at...
National Fried Chicken Day: where to find a good, crispy bird

National Fried Chicken Day: where to find a good, crispy bird

Why isn’t every day National Fried Chicken Day? We can only ask and wonder. And we can celebrate on the actual holiday, which arrives this Friday in all its crispy splendor.  Where to chow-down this weekend? Some options, from fast to fancy: The Regional Kitchen serves some of the best fried chicken in South Florida, thanks to an executive chef with Carolina roots and a thoroughly...
Spend your Florida weekend at two of the best beaches in the nation 

Spend your Florida weekend at two of the best beaches in the nation 

The Sunshine State, with its year-round daycation options, just attracted a little more credibility to its lore. Two Florida beaches cracked the 2018 list for top 10 beaches in the U.S. Just last year, Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida took the top spot.  A well-timed scoop for the tail-end of this July 4th weekend. The annual list for top beach destinations by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman...
Greg Norman: On posing nude for ESPN’s “Body Issue” at 63 and being “fit for life”

Greg Norman: On posing nude for ESPN’s “Body Issue” at 63 and being “fit for life”

Golfing legend Greg Norman is honored if the sight of his emphatically fit self, photographed in the athletic altogether for “ESPN The Magazine’s” annual Body Issue, inspires readers to aspire to look that impeccable at 63. To be honest, you’d be lucky to look that good at 33. For real. But that’s not why he did it. “I did it just because that&rsquo...
Rob Hiaasen’s most important Florida story, and why it still matters

Rob Hiaasen’s most important Florida story, and why it still matters

Any story about Rob Hiaasen should begin with his own words. He was a far better writer than any of us. Here are some of the last words Rob shared with me, on Facebook Messenger, several months ago: It’s not that I was particularly smart. It’s that Rob Hiaasen oozed potential back then, in 1991 — almost half our lives ago — when we worked together on one of the biggest...
Remembering Rob Hiaasen: The unique voice of a storyteller

Remembering Rob Hiaasen: The unique voice of a storyteller

If you google Rob Hiaasen’s name, you can read about the end. But that’s not the way we want to remember Rob. We want to remember Rob the way we’re sure he would want the readers of The Palm Beach Post to remember him: as a writer. He loved the artful craft of journalism, worked hard at it, and never stopped believing in the power of words to entertain and inform. As a reader...
Shakespeare Festival takes on Antony and Cleopatra, but with a twist

Shakespeare Festival takes on Antony and Cleopatra, but with a twist

Elizabeth Dashiell, of Jupiter, remembers exactly where she was sitting during the first production of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. She was in high school at the time and thinking about how amazing it would be to perform on that stage one day. Now, 28 years later, she is the co-producer of the festival, which she describes as “beyond a bucket-list moment.” “It was such...
July 4th: Best fireworks, parties for Independence Day in Palm Beach County

July 4th: Best fireworks, parties for Independence Day in Palm Beach County

Fireworks + fun = Fourth of July. Here are some of the top things to do for Independence Day in Palm Beach County. This year, Fourth on Flagler turns 30 years old and to celebrate the downtown West Palm extravaganza will have special features such as a performance from The Air National Guard Band of the South, a 45-member military music ensemble and a water show where Chris Anyzeski, a professional...
Sweet treats: Best places for ice cream, milkshakes, gelato in Palm Beach County

Sweet treats: Best places for ice cream, milkshakes, gelato in Palm Beach County

For Floridians, everyday can be Ice Cream Day.  As temperatures rise, so do cravings for ice cold sweets. Palm Beach County has plenty of options to cool you off, from gelato and frozen margaritas to popsicles and shakes. Here are a few options by region: This is where lawyer-turned-ice-cream-alchemist Rick Felberbaum combines flavors inspired by his stints in the kitchens of some...
Goodbye Grub: Max’s Harvest closes in Delray Beach

Goodbye Grub: Max’s Harvest closes in Delray Beach

Max’s Harvest, a restaurant that brought local harvest-inspired cooking to the county before the farm-to-table wave turned to a fad, closed its Delray Beach doors after brunch Sunday. However, its owner says he may reopen the restaurant under a new concept. Within its understated, earth-tone interiors, the Pineapple Grove spot served an upscale foodie crowd in the polished tradition of a Dennis...
BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here is our findings in Jupiter and north Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: Mrs. Smokeys stands proudly in a...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach and west Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: This...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and south Palm Beach County....
BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and central Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE...
BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

For the love of authentic barbecue, Americans have trekked to fragrant, smoky regions from sea to shining sea. Each region celebrates ‘cue in its own way, with local wood that defines native flavors and nuanced sauces that complete the bite. But what about our own local barbecue scene? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or...
A sliver of Haiti in Boca: The chef’s artistic dishes made him an Instagram star.

A sliver of Haiti in Boca: The chef’s artistic dishes made him an Instagram star.

Haiti is a sparkle of heat for the eye and for the palate, preening on just about every dish Chef Greg Romulus sends out of his small kitchen. Even the most humble mix of rice and red beans is an homage to his native land, never to be spooned out at random.  He will turn a mound of steamed white rice into a sculpted vessel into which he pours a gravy-like bean puree. It’s quite the stunner...
Miss South Florida Fair 2018 first ever to score Miss Florida title 

Miss South Florida Fair 2018 first ever to score Miss Florida title 

Miss South Florida Fair 2018 is moving on up!  Taylor Tyson is the first contestant from the Miss South Florida Fair competition to be crowned Miss Florida 2018.   At the conclusion of the three-hour pageant Saturday in Lakeland, the 23-year-old Jupiter woman was adorned with a sash and bouquet along with a $20,000 scholarship -- and a prize package of more than $25,000.  ...
Sweet 16: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

Sweet 16: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

A good-looking burger wears its accessories with pride and panache. It balances all the crowning touches stacked atop its patty without slumping into a mess of oozy ingredients.  A good-looking burger knows it has no business looking like a loaded nachos platter or a basket of garbage fries. It can stand up to a swoon of melted cheese and dribbling sauce without losing its statuesque form...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Would local business owners ask political opponents to leave?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Would local business owners ask political opponents to leave?

In his decades-long career as a chef, owner and manager of restaurants, Marcus Bressler came to believe that something very important set his profession apart from other businesses: “You’re providing hospitality, defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” That’s why Bressler, owner of the former Kayak Cafe, on the...
Disney World’s new Toy Story Land is like ‘playing in Andy’s back yard’

Disney World’s new Toy Story Land is like ‘playing in Andy’s back yard’

The green Army men who run a tight ship inside Andy's Toy Box in the Toy Story movies got a power boost today for the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear. ''This is just amazing,'' Allen said as the new land was dedicated. ''Never in all my years with Toy Story did I think I'd actually be able to play in Andy's back yard.” Toy...
4th on Flagler in West Palm: New things to know before you go

4th on Flagler in West Palm: New things to know before you go

There’s no small way to celebrate Independence Day, and West Palm knows this. The annual Fourth on Flagler celebration, which turns 30 years old this year, is bringing lots of music, bands, bigger-than-life games, an 18-minute fireworks show, and a water stunt show, which the city hasn’t had in more than 20 years.  Thousands of people attend this FREE, family-friendly and interactive...
A rebel chef’s grand return: Jewell sparkles in Lake Worth

A rebel chef’s grand return: Jewell sparkles in Lake Worth

Some of the county’s most brazen cooking is happening at a small, casual restaurant in Lake Worth. It’s easy to blur by Jewell Bistro, which opened early this year in the former Zapata space on North Dixie Highway – it’s the squat, black structure that’s tucked between a car wash and a botánica. But I’m glad I stopped in on a recent night.  The rebel...
Photos: Exclusive peek inside Norton Museum’s $100 million expansion

Photos: Exclusive peek inside Norton Museum’s $100 million expansion

Sometimes a game-changing transformation is best seen in the specifics. Take the Norton Museum of Art’s $100 million expansion project, still seven months from opening. Inside the massive construction zone at the West Palm Beach museum, gallery walls are going up, a new stairwell is rising, large garden, theater and cafeteria space is being carved out and a bold, modernistic entrance is...
Summer: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Summer: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Summer is here. And that means it’s time to hit the beach. What better way to start the day than with a tasty breakfast by the water.  Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves at this small, casual beach...
July Fourth grilling: What makes a mighty burger?

July Fourth grilling: What makes a mighty burger?

If you’re going to fire up the grill in the swelter of a South Florida afternoon, make it count. Don’t just grill a burger – grill a mighty burger.  And for advice on how to achieve one, we turn to America’s foremost grilling expert, Steven Raichlen. He also happens to know a thing or two about our summer swelter, as he’s a part-time resident of Miami.  ...
Must-try travel: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida

Must-try travel: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida

It’s time to hit up the natural springs! or is it? In Florida, we don’t just have more than 1,000 miles of coastline, but we also have some of the most spectacular natural springs. And lots of them are within driving distance of Palm Beach County. These places are so clear, you can see all the way to the bottom, making it ideal for snorkeling, cave discovery and, of course, ...
Toys R Us closing: Palm Beach Gardens store looks like ghost town

Toys R Us closing: Palm Beach Gardens store looks like ghost town

It used to be teeming with toys, a wonderland of games and bikes and dolls and video games for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. Now, the Toys R Us store on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens looks like a ghost town. The signs say it all: Final 8 days. 70 percent off. No cash. Everything must go. Yellow caution tapes rope off swaths of empty shelves. Even the fixtures are for sale...
Lake Worth photos: What city roads, beach, buildings used to look like

Lake Worth photos: What city roads, beach, buildings used to look like

Happy 105th birthday, Lake Worth. Well, belated birthday. The town, according to our records, was officially incorporated on June 14, 1913. But it had been there for years before under a variety of monikers: Jewel (or Jewell), Lucerne, Linton and for a mercifully brief time: Lakeworth. (No, that’s not a typo.) In 2012, there was a campaign to change the name to Lake Worth Beach. Fortunately...
COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

About 15 years ago, around the time I began writing for this paper, message T-shirts -- some political, some pithy and others just punny -- were  a thing. I was in my early 30s at the time and probably a few years north of the target age, but they were cute and I bought a few. My favorite was an homage to my devotion to the “Law and Order” franchise, the words “Chung...
Really? Only two local restaurants make OpenTable’s list for ‘100 Best Outdoor in America’

Really? Only two local restaurants make OpenTable’s list for ‘100 Best Outdoor in America’

When I think of dining outdoors in South Florida, I imagine sitting waterfront in a beautifully landscaped restaurant or perhaps relaxing in an intimate candlelit courtyard. Many spots in Palm Beach County come to mind. OpenTable diners must think differently. Only two local eateries made the online restaurant reservation service’s list for “100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America...
Summer: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

Summer: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

We love our Florida beaches. And with summer here, it’s time to soak up some sun. With the county’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the main attractions and facts on each beach from Tequesta...
Hot days of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

Hot days of summer: Best way to beat South Florida’s brutal heat

Ah summer. I know you know...it’s brutally hot in Palm Beach County If you have to be outside, there is one thing that helps make it bearable. Shade. Simple, glorious shade. Consider this: It’s 90 (feels like 120) degrees in the middle of the afternoon and you have to get in your car. You open the door and are greeted with what feels like a lashing from Satan’s hot breath. Now,...
Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 

One of Miami’s best-loved Peruvian restaurants is soon to debut in downtown West Palm Beach. Dr. Limón, a Kendall sensation that’s been busy since opening in 2012, is expected to land on Clematis Street as early as mid-July, according to a restaurant rep. The place aims to be upscale, with a ceviche-strong menu, pizzazz-y plates and cocktails served with a touch of dry-ice drama...
Goodbye Grub: Junior’s Restaurant closes at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Goodbye Grub: Junior’s Restaurant closes at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park

Mizner Park in Boca Raton has lost another restaurant. The owner of Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake announced Wednesday the deli-loving establishment has closed.  “We expected the volume to be greater than we saw at this location,” owner Alan Rosen told The Post by email Wednesday night. “We enjoyed being a part of the Boca Raton community and thank all of our...
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